Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Yellow headlamps


  • Please log in to reply
49 replies to this topic

#31 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

MrRegieRitmo

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,758 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationS Coast England

Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:40 PM

I always thought cars with yellow headlamps looked the business when I saw them as a kid, & I still think that now, but of course now you don't see the practise continuing on modern vehicles it only works on cars upto the early 90s.I never understood why it was just French cars (or cars registered in France) or cars that you saw in France that had them & I never understood why you suddenly didn't see it happen anymore. But on asking my parents about them, I believe the response was that they weren't legal to use over here hence why you never saw them. :? I reckon my R14 (possibly the Ritmo but not certain about that) would look cracking with a pair of yellow bulbs, especially as the normal lights on old skool cars look more yellowy anyway, so it'd just be taking things a bit further!

#32 OFFLINE   andrew e

andrew e

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,409 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationEssex

Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

Excellent ! I have a AX GT heading my way shortly, so the futures yellow (not orange)!

#33 OFFLINE   VWPowered

VWPowered

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,021 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationLimoges 87

Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:52 PM

can i suggest yellow fogs for your ax squire :wink:

Posted Image

lots of cars here still on yellow lights, the main reason their isnt as many is whenn i go to the supemarket the only have white ones...

the french ran yellow lights during the war was not as bright (remember france was heavliy invaded by the old germans..and they kept running then and running then and running then lol

*irony john runs army colour with french stickers and its german :shock: *

#34 OFFLINE   andrew e

andrew e

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,409 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationEssex

Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:00 PM

Thats the plan, but in silver mk1 niceness!

#35 OFFLINE   VWPowered

VWPowered

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,021 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationLimoges 87

Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:54 PM

here a pic of mine when abit darker, just bulbs with covers :)

Posted Image

#36 OFFLINE   Volksy

Volksy

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,640 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationThe vortex that transends time and space leading to destruction of the universe

Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:18 AM

I always thought cars with yellow headlamps looked the business when I saw them as a kid, & I still think that now, but of course now you don't see the practise continuing on modern vehicles it only works on cars upto the early 90s.

You should go out drinking in Leeds Reg, a certain taxi company have all their Minicabs fitted with them.. easier to spot amongst the hoards on a saturday night.. makes the place look nowt like paris either..

#37 OFFLINE   andrew e

andrew e

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,409 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationEssex

Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:54 AM

Even makes Allegro's sexy :wink:

Posted Image

#38 OFFLINE   andrew e

andrew e

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,409 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationEssex

Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:58 AM

More evidence M'lud
Posted Image

#39 OFFLINE   gtd2000

gtd2000

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,343 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationWithin 12,000 Miles from Galashiels
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:01 AM

BTW, Yellow headlights are perfectly legal in the U.K. The MOT manual states that headlights can be either white or yellow (but clearly, NOT one of each!) and must be of the same brightness. Side light bulbs must be white if the headlights are white and must always be white if the sidelight bulb is a separate fitting and not incorporated into the headlight unit. Incidently, I also managed a few years ago to buy a load of yellow "cones", which clip over the H5 60/55 watt bulbs to give a yellow light. The good thing is that you can re-use these when a bulb blows! Andrew353w

That's interesting because I had one of each on my GSX-R in the late 90's but that was outside of the UK in Hong Kong.I only did it because I thought it looked "cool" at the time :roll:
Tell it like it is...NOT how it should be ;)

#40 OFFLINE   Father Ted

Father Ted

    I am the Lord of the Dance Settee

  • Full Members
  • 3,540 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationMy God.... Its Full of WIN.....

Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:38 PM

I fitted some "bad weather" bulbs to one of my Fiascos that I got from Halfrauds [ the bulbs, not the Fiasco - I dont think Halfrauds sell old crappy Fords] ( I think they were Osram or Philips branded) and they had a yellowy blue tinge. I only fitted them because I thought they looked cool - they did bugger all in the "bad weather".
Posted Image
Autoshite... Its like the Posideon Adventure, without the adventure.

#41 ONLINE   Spottedlaurel

Spottedlaurel

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,669 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • LocationNorfolk

Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:47 PM

I’ve got a big old Lucas fog or driving lamp of some sort that has yellow glass, maybe 1960s? Must put it up for sale soon as I’ll never use it.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


#42 Guest__*

Guest__*
  • Guests
  • thanks

Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:17 AM

I have some cheapo rectangle-shaped "Ring" spotlamps (of the sort you can still buy in Motorworld, unbelievably). I was just wondering if I obtained some of this yellow paint and did them, would it work? Or would it be an absolute disaster?

#43 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

mk2_craig

    Rank: Rapport Ritz

  • Full Members
  • 2,443 posts
  • 10 thanks
  • LocationIT'S CLEAN THE PLATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED THAT'LL BE $7438.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:51 PM

I bought a small bottle of headlamp yellow lens tint back in 1995 for the Fiesta mk3 that was my first car; I tinted the bulbs in the pair of crappy "Ring" foglamps that I attached underneath the front bumper. Worked fantastically for about 30 minutes then I found that the stuff had melted off and coated the reflectors of the foglamps :roll: :lol:

Fine if you do the outside of the lens... I did come across another bottle of yellow tint stuff still on sale at a motor factors in Leicester last year, there can't have been more than 30ml of the stuff but the robbing bastaads wanted about a fiver for it. I did not complete the transaction :)

1984 Ford Fiesta XR2 - Devaluing the neighbourhood since 2008

Nottinghamshite
Channel Island Cack
Everywhere Else


#44 OFFLINE   VWPowered

VWPowered

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,021 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationLimoges 87

Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

well i aint been pulled with yellow lights...yet :wink:

#45 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

Karmann Ghiaman

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 457 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationSherwood Forest

Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:37 AM

Remember my mother taking a car - supershite Austin Mini I think - abroad in the early '70s & having to fit plastic yellow-tinted covers over the headlamps. It being that Golden Age of poor quality control they did not fit at all well. Seems to be one of those anally retentive 'rules' designed simply to make law-abiding people's lives a bit more difficult & remind them that they are always subject to petty bureaucracy. Isn't there now a crazy law in France that you have to carry a reflecting jacket in every vehicle in case it breaks down in the dark?!?

If a classic British car is sold to a country where they drive on the right, you have to adjust the lamps to shine inwards the other way, so why make such a fuss if one of ours goes over for a week or two's holiday?

Posted Image

#46 OFFLINE   VWPowered

VWPowered

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,021 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationLimoges 87

Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:49 AM

yes, reflective jacket, first aid kit, spare bulb kit...

#47 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

Karmann Ghiaman

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 457 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationSherwood Forest

Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:49 AM

...and a packet of durex in case President Sarkozy ever runs out and you're driving nearby at the time?

PS: VWPowered, your site is absolument mervailleuse! Je l'adore et je vous remerci.

#48 OFFLINE   VWPowered

VWPowered

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,021 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationLimoges 87

Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:22 PM

ohhh i love karmann ghias :twisted: thanks :wink:

#49 OFFLINE   Andrew353w

Andrew353w

    Daf 33

  • Full Members
  • 1,000 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationPenetrating Dark Places..........
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:42 PM

If any member of the forum wants some glass covers to clip over their H4 halogen bulbs, I've just acquired 20 yelow ones! Please email me and I'll be happy to post on, as and when required, at cost. Incidently, they look great on French cars....Andrew353w
The majority of robberies, street, knife, sex & gun crime in London is carried out by young men of African-Caribbean descent. In return, we have rap music, goat curry and a more vibrant and diverse understanding of cultures once alien to us. Thanks!

#50 OFFLINE   Maltelec

Maltelec

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 74 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationCumbria

Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:17 PM

http://www.annteak.com/viva/gallery_imag...

I just happen so have about 6 pairs of these somewhere.

Email me with an offer maltelec "at" yahoo.com
Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users